Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who jumped into the 2020 election in late November, has ended his presidential bid, according to his campaign.
In a statement Bloomberg said staying in the race would make it more difficult for Democrats to defeat President Donald Trump.
“I’m a believer in using data to inform decisions. After yesterday’s results, the delegate math has become virtually impossible – and a viable path to the nomination no longer exists,” Bloomberg’s statement read. “But I remain clear-eyed about my overriding objective: victory in November. Not for me, but for our country. And so while I will not be the nominee, I will not walk away from the most important political fight of my life.”
Bloomberg said he is putting his support behind former Vice President Joe Biden, who won the majority of the states on Super Tuesday and reclaimed his frontrunner status, USA Today reported.